Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says that Supreme Court’s decision to pass on rulings by three federal appeals courts on same-sex marriage doesn’t necessarily mean the Court is done with the issue.
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The Supreme Court’s decision to deny, for now, appeals in seven same-sex marriage cases means the unions will probably be legal in a majority of states, and for a majority of Americans, for at least the near future.
The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t act on seven petitions under consideration about same-sex marriage issues on Thursday morning, but it did accept several other significant cases for its next term.
The Supreme Court may soon act on seven petitions about same-sex marriage bans in five states. So what are the constitutional arguments being made in the cases?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at one possible short-term outcome as the Supreme Court ponders same-sex marriage: the court could pass on the issue, lacking a split in the lower federal courts.